Many thanks to Zach & AIAC for this write-up! Sonic D’s Africana Endless Summer in DC is the place to be. Check it out if you’re in the DC area this summer. Yours truly will be back on the decks on July 21 with my main man, Itzi Nallah!
It’s starting to get sticky in Washington DC and that means it’s time for music to migrate from the nightclub to the street. To bring people together in the name of celebrating African music and dance from across the continent and the Diaspora, Beshou Gedamu, organizer of DC’s Sonic Diaspora music parties, devised the Africana Endless Summer series. The series, which kicks off this Sunday, May 12th, is a biweekly coalescing of sonic souls that features some incredible DJs, including AIAC’s own Chief Boima. We asked Beshou to tell us about the new event and the state of the African dance music scene in DC:
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